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Jamaican athlete killed in Sunday morning crash; another hospitalised

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A Jamaican athlete reportedly perished and another one hospitalised after the car they were travelling in crashed and burst into flames along Hope Road in St Andrew early this morning.

Dead is Jordan Scott who attended the University of Technology (UTECH). He previously attended the Petersfield High School in Westmoreland.

Michael Campbell, who was a member of the 4x100m relay team in London, has been hospitalised in serious condition.

Head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen, said the they were travelling in a Honda Civic towards Papine on Hope Road about 4:45 a.m. when on reaching near the intersection with Lady Musgrave Road, the driver reportedly lost control of the motor car.

SSP Allen said the Honda Civic crashed into the concrete median and then burst into flames after hitting a wooden utility pole.

Both persons in the ill-fated car were rescued from the inferno where one was pronounced dead at hospital and the other one admitted in serious condition.

Investigations continue.

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